Our prediction for this Africa Cup of Nations 2019 match:
Morocco will be aiming to build on a 3-0 win over Malawi when they take on Comoros at Stade Mohamed V in their third group game in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Moroccans were producing fine displays at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia and they are surely eager to book their place at yet another major tournament. Morocco are a real force to be reckoned with at home and seeing that Saturday’s football game is of big importance for them, we believe that home win should be considered. Comoros, on the other hand, are on a six-game winless run in all competitions and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Morocco’s party in Casablanca. It has to be noted that the two teams meet for the first time ever in a competitive match.
Highlighted Player (Ismail El Haddad):
Ismail El Haddad is a Moroccan footballer who started his career at the youth team of Wydad Casablanca. El Haddad, who was born in Casablanca, Morocco on August 3, 1990, played for the likes of TAS and Hassania Agadir at senior level before returning to Wydad Casablanca in 2015.
The 178-cm tall winger, whose preferred foot is left, won the national championship with the Kings of Titles in the 2016/2017 season and he played for the Moroccan club at the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup. Ismail El Haddad made his Morocco debut on October 11, 2016 in a 4-0 win over Canada.
El Haddad started the game, but he was substituted by Ismail H’Maidat in the 74th minute of the friendly game. His main position is left wing, but he can play as a right winger as well. El Haddad’s contract with Wyad Casablanca should expire in June 2020.
Highlighted Team (Morocco):
Morocco, the Atlas Lions, are the first African team to win a group at the World Cup finals. Back in 1986 the team managed to finish the group stages above Portugal, Poland and England, but West Germany proved to be a big catch for the Moroccan national team in the last 16 of the tournament.
The Atlas Lions participated at the World Cup finals on four occasions, but winning of the 1976 African Cup of Nations is considered the team’s biggest success. Morocco were producing outstanding displays at the tournament in Ethiopia and it has to be noted that they defeated Guinea in the title game.
Morocco play their home games at Stade Adrar and Stade de Marrakech and they wear red shirts and green shorts when playing in front of home fans. A number of top-class footballers played for Morocco in the past, but Mustafa Hadji is certainly the biggest star who played for the Moroccan national team.